IWSG Sept 4, 2019: Location

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.

The awesome co-hosts for the September 4 posting of the IWSG are Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantiner!

IWSG QUESTION:  If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why.

MY ANSWER: Exactly where I am. On my boat, in La Cruz marina, moored just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Occasionally, the boat sways with the tide; the air conditioner hums and blows invigorating cool air; birds sitting on the life lines are tweeting in celebration and shitting on the deck. 

Interruptions! A voice from the dock yells, “Are you there mi amiga?” Carlos, our diver, wants to dive the boat and scrape barnacles off the hull. At the exact moment I’m totally immersed in writing a scene filled with thrills and chills.

Why is it, we can find fault, even paradise?

18 thoughts on “IWSG Sept 4, 2019: Location

    1. Hi Ellen, I just read your Sept IWSG post. Dorian, is on my mind, too. Mother Nature is one strong force to deal with. Other times of the year, writing on a boat is idea. Thanks very much for taking the time to visit & comment.

    1. Hi Alex, Yes, I’m much more fortunate that many others. The distractions I deal with, including hurricanes, adds grist to the mill. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts with me.

    1. Hi Juneta,
      Telling the reader the birds shit on the deck was a bit cheeky, but these feathered friends seem compelled to leave a calling card. All part of the scene. Thanks for visiting and taking a moment to comment.

    1. Hi Natalie,
      In many ways La Vita is perfect. Living on a boat in a foreign country has taught me to look, listen, and write. Especially, now that I’ve figured out how to access the internet. Thank you for taking time to visit and comment!

  1. Hi,
    You are living your dream. You have also discovered writing and how fulfilling it is for your life. For me, you’re making history. You had the courage to do something unusual and you did. It reminds me of the third verse from Bridge Over Troubled Waters, It starts with,. Sail on Silver girl, Sail on by… You’re sailing lady as you live out the dream of your life.

    All the best.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

    1. Hi Pat,
      I love “Bridge over Troubled Waters” My am deeply touched my post reminded you of the lyrics, Sail on Silver girl, Sail on by…Your words warmed my heart. I read you comment to my husband and we both released a breath of joy. Thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts me.

  2. There’s nothing worse for a writer than interruptions. I can see why they can invade your space. As long as the boat isn’t swaying too much, I could imagine myself writing there.

    1. Hi Chemist,
      I’ve been on La Vita for so many years, I’m rarely aware she sways. When a landlubber visits, we are reminded of th e motion when their eyes get wide with wonder. Thanks for visiting and taking a moment to comment. Thank you for co-hosting this months IWSG.

    1. Hi Kalpana,
      I just visited your and see we enjoy photography and writing…big surprise, right? ha ha
      Yes, barnacles need special attention about every three weeks. Cleaning up after birds requires keeping the hose at the ready to shoo and wash away their calling cards.
      As you noted in your post, as writers we sit. Managing the boat offers multiple opportunities to move! Thanks for visiting and taking a moment to comment.

    1. Hi Gwen,
      We are both lucky to have husbands that want to live in areas where we want to write. I enjoyed visiting your site and excited to learn you when you retire, you’ll communicating with resident ghosties! Cool. Thanks for co-hosting the September IWSG blog-hop.

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